Ali & David

10.08.16

Highlight Film

So there’s been a slight change here at Amari Productions since the last time I blogged. I’m now a dad 🙂 Mariah and I welcomed our daughter, Mercy, into the world on December 1st. If you want to see just how freakin adorable she is, follow Amari Productions on Instagram!

Here’s a perfect snapshot of who Ali & David are: They’re from Chicago, and had a destination wedding at La Quinta Resort & Club out in Palm Springs. That’s no short journey. Usually, if you were to have a destination wedding, you might expect your family and some of your closest friends to make it out. Ali & David had over 200 guests trek across the country to support their marriage. Yah, they’re pretty great people. Congrats to Ali & David, and we love you!

PS. Also, congrats on calling the Cubs world series victory in your vows, Ali 🙂

Dave

Ali & David

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Mark & Shirley

9.30.16

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Hi all! I’m writing to you one last time before our little girl comes! I wanted to sneak in one more blog post, because we are so stoked with how Mark & Shirley’s film turned out. This was our second time shooting at Saddlerock Ranch this year, and we loveeeee it. The views are stunning in every direction, and the light is fantastic. Of course, the setting is nothing compared to the bride and groom themselves!

Mark & Shirley had one of those first looks where we just had to include the live audio, because you can instantly hear the mix of anticipation and excitement as they see each other for the first time on their wedding day! I remember thinking right then, “Oh, this is gonna be a good film!” And, as you’ll see, they did not disappoint 🙂

Dave

Mark & Shirley

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Christine & Ervin

10.15.16

Same Day Edit

We’re bringing you another same day edit today! This time, in downtown LA! This was one of those weddings where we hit the jackpot with fellow vendors: Coordinator we love? Danielle from Couture Events, check! Photographer we love? Westlund Photography, check! Beautiful shooting locations? Walt Disney Concert Hall and Cafe Pinot, check and check!

Christine & Ervin are such a sweet couple (I mean, watch Ervin’s reaction to seeing his bride)! So, I was having a lot of fun working on this same day edit. Then, as we were getting close to show time, Christine came by and mentioned off hand that she works for a trailer house, and a couple of her coworkers were at the wedding too. A trailer house is a company who specializes in working with the major film studios to create trailers for their movies. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!! No pressure!

After we showed the film, and went to say bye, Christine said that not only did her and Ervin love it, it was a hit with her coworkers as well. Phew 🙂 Enjoy!!!

Dave

Christine & Ervin

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Marquita & Henry

10.21.16

Same Day Premiere

As promised, here’s the second blog post of the week! We’ve talked about it here before, but the best wedding days are those where you & your spouse are wholly present and comfortable expressing your full range of emotions throughout the day. From the sobering gravity to the euphoric joy, being confident enough to wear it all makes us swoon. This is exactly who Marquita & Henry are. Their personalities are so inviting that you instantly feel connected to them and their relationship. Magdalena summed it up perfectly. She wasn’t at this wedding, but as she watched their same day edit in the office earlier this week, she said, “I’ve never even met them, but I want to be their friend.”

Congrats to Marquita & Henry! We all love you!

Dave

Marquita & Henry

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Christie & Jeff

7.9.16

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Get ready! This is the first of 2 blog posts over the next couple days! First stop: Sunriver, Oregon. This was such a beautiful venue to film at, and we absolutely loved getting to take Christie & Jeff out to a meadow and letting them love on each other. Listen to their vows, they both knew on their first date that they were going to get married! Their first date! Congrats to these two, and stay tuned for more 🙂

Dave

Christie & Jeff

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Nicole & Phil

7.16.16

Same Day Premiere

Hi All!

Well, looks like we’re sticking with the theme of our last blog post! Just like with Annie & Nick, Nicole & Phil mentioned something about music that got our gears turning and got us to stretch outside our norm. You see, for Same Day Edits, we generally lean towards higher energy songs. There are several reasons why, and they’ll probably all bore you unless you nerd out over storytelling like we do. So we’ll skip the explanations for now 🙂 But I mention that because Nicole & Phil said that they like songs that not only build (like our higher energy songs do), but that also have a degree of intimacy to them. That was an incredibly refreshing set of parameters to work with, and we hope you enjoy what we came up with! Congrats to Nicole & Phil!

Dave

Nicole & Phil

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Annie & Nick

3.19.16

Highlight Film

We are so excited to bring you today’s film, because it completely bucks the trend. When we asked Annie & Nick what genres of music they enjoyed, they said “upbeat motown and blues.” Yes, please! We had a blast stretching out beyond our traditional genres to find this song, and we immediately fell in love with it. It was not only refreshing to work with, but also inspiring! As we listened through it, we had some crazy visions of what we could do with the edit. So, we hunkered down and started tinkering. How did it turn out? Well, watch for yourself!! Congrats to Annie & Nick, and enjoy!!!

Dave

Annie & Nick

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